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Table 2 Comparison of massage practices between study states

From: Prevalence and perceptions of infant massage in India: study from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh states

Prevalence of massage practice   Total
n = 1497(%)
MH
n = 1000 (%)
MP
n = 497 (%)
X2 Statistic P value#
Received massage (overall) Yes 1403 (93.8) 979 (98.0) 424 (85.3) 91.61 < 0.01*
No 93 (6.2) 20 (2.0) 73 (14.7)
Receiving massage at 3 months Yes 308 (89) 231 (95.1) 77 (74.8) 30.50 < 0.01*
No 38 (11) 12 (4.9) 26 (25.2)
Receiving massage at 6 months Yes 293 (90.1) 165 (93.2) 128 (86.5) 4.11 0.04*
No 32 (9.9) 12 (6.8) 20 (13.5)
Receiving massage at 12 months Yes 453 (76.9) 293 (72.5) 160 (86.5) 13.92 < 0.01*
No 136 (23.1) 111 (27.5) 25 (13.5)
Receiving massage at 18 months Yes 97 (42.4) 57 (32.6) 40 (74.1) 29.11 < 0.01*
No 132 (57.64) 118 (67.4) 14 (25.9)
  1. MH Maharashtra, MP Madhya Pradesh
  2. *significant at p < 0.05 # Comparisons using Chi-squared test